Gay Marines' Kiss Photo Melts Hearts Across Facebook

Add this to the list of things gay members of the Armed Forces are allowed to do now that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dead: kiss their partners, and upload the resulting photo to Facebook, causing everyone's heart to grow three sizes. » 2/28/12 9:40am 2/28/12 9:40am

DADT Repeal Somehow Fails To Tear Marines Apart

Top Marine officer Gen. James F. Amos has admitted that, despite his fears, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell has not caused the destruction of the Marines. » 11/28/11 9:30am 11/28/11 9:30am

Gay Troops On Active Duty Say Coming Out Has Been A Pretty Mixed Bag

Like many victories, you take the bad with the good. For the GLBT military folks who attended the first-ever gay military personnel convention, OutServe, in Las Vegas yesterday the good has been the non-stop support and "shrugs" they received after they came out and the opportunities that are now opening up for them. » 10/16/11 12:45pm 10/16/11 12:45pm

Republican Debate Audience Boos Gay Soldier

Here's the lowlight from tonight's Fox News/YouTube Republican debate: People in the audience booed a soldier who asked the candidates if they'd work to reinstate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." To top it off, Rick Santorum declared that repealing the ban gave openly gay servicemembers special rights. He said: » 9/22/11 11:45pm 9/22/11 11:45pm

Republicans Make Last Ditch Effort To Stop DADT Repeal

The Pentagon has announced that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will be officially repealed on Tuesday, but Republicans are having a hard time accepting that the military won't be allowed to discriminate against homosexuals anymore. This week two Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Leon… » 9/16/11 10:40am 9/16/11 10:40am

Court Says Don't Ask Don't Tell Has To Stop Now

A three-judge panel ruled that the U.S. has to stop enforcing Don't Ask Don't Tell immediately, rather than the drawn-out procedure that was a condition for Congress repealing it. Last week, the president said it would take "weeks, not months." » 7/06/11 4:43pm 7/06/11 4:43pm

The Navy Won't Perform Same-Sex Marriages After All

Thanks to a backlash from congressmen (and four congresswomen), the Navy is backing away from its officer's memo saying that chaplains could perform gay marriages on bases as soon as Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal goes into effect. » 5/11/11 4:27pm 5/11/11 4:27pm

Lesbian Cadet Won't Be Readmitted To West Point (Yet)

West Point has declined to readmit Katherine Miller, who famously withdrew from the school rather than continue closeted. That's because no one knows when Don't Ask Don't Tell's repeal will take effect. » 4/27/11 3:48pm 4/27/11 3:48pm

The Financial Toll Of DADT

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" cost the U.S. "$200 million from 2004 to 2009," mostly due to the cost of replacing discharged soldiers, according to the Government Accountability Office. It's harder to put a pricetag on the cost to civil rights. » 1/21/11 3:00pm 1/21/11 3:00pm

Tim Pawlenty Would Reinstate DADT

Speaking to Bryan Fischer (he of the "feminization of the Medal of Honor,") the Republican presidential hopeful said he would "support reinstating" Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Congratulations, Pawlenty, you're an even bigger asshole than John McCain! » 1/13/11 1:47pm 1/13/11 1:47pm

Anxieties Revealed In New Networking Site For Gays In Military

Now that the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal is in motion, a new social networking site for gay servicemembers has come online. But it may still not be safe to post on it. » 1/03/11 5:23pm 1/03/11 5:23pm

Obama Signs DADT Repeal

"We are not a nation that says, 'Don't ask, don't tell,'" said President Obama this morning, signing that policy's repeal. "We're a nation that says, 'Out of many we are one.'" He looked happy and relieved. » 12/22/10 10:03am 12/22/10 10:03am

Senate Clears Path For Repeal Of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Today the Senate voted 63-33 to cut off debate on a bill that will end the ban on gays serving openly in the military. They'll hold a final vote at 3 p.m., and the repeal is expected to pass. » 12/18/10 1:32pm 12/18/10 1:32pm

Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Vote Scheduled For Saturday

DADT has never been this close to repeal: Harry Reid has scheduled a preliminary vote on Saturday, and several Republicans could bring the vote tally over 60. Maybe our soldier letter-writer will see the end to the hypocrisy yet. » 12/17/10 10:24am 12/17/10 10:24am

A Gay Soldier's Letter Before Leaving For Afghanistan

I'm writing letters to my loved ones in case I don't return from Afghanistan. I hope my partner never has to open his. If he does, it will ask him to tell who I was, because I couldn't. » 12/16/10 5:01pm 12/16/10 5:01pm

House Passes DADT Repeal; Fate Is Back In Senate's Hands

As expected, the House passed the standalone Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal bill. Now Harry Reid has to schedule a Senate vote. Reid's statement yesterday didn't make it clear if and when he will. » 12/16/10 10:57am 12/16/10 10:57am

Dan Choi Hospitalized As House Votes On Standalone DADT Repeal

The Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal again hangs in the balance: Today, the House votes on a standalone bill, but it's unclear what the Senate will do. Meanwhile, Dan Choi has been hospitalized, and the Marine Commandant is talking shit. » 12/15/10 10:05am 12/15/10 10:05am

Let's All Ride The DADT Repeal Rollercoaster

The dismal setback yesterday in Senate efforts to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell — despite the support of the American public, the president, military leaders, the House — may not be the end of the story. Now what? » 12/10/10 10:00am 12/10/10 10:00am

Breaking: Hope For DADT Legislative Repeal Dies

Well, this is goddamn depressing: Democrats in the Senate were unable to get the votes to get the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal to even be debated, which means the last hope of legislative repeal is dead. What went wrong? » 12/09/10 4:36pm 12/09/10 4:36pm